USA tops Canada, 3-0, in CONCACAF U-17 final (Updated with Highlights)

USA tops Canada, 3-0, in CONCACAF U-17 final (Updated with Highlights)

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USA tops Canada, 3-0, in CONCACAF U-17 final (Updated with Highlights)

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For 90 minutes of regulation the U.S. Under-17 men's national team failed to break through a Canadian defense that had gone an entire tournament without giving up a goal.

Then overtime came, and the goals began to pour in.

Nathan Smith, Andrew Oliver and Alfred Koroma scored overtime goals to help give the United States a 3-0 victory in the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship final in Montego Bay, Jamaica on Sunday night.

Smith broke through Canada's defense in the second minute of overtime with a 35-yard curling laser into the far top corner. That goal followed a late-game rush by the United States, which overcame a sluggish first half with a stronger second half.

Overtime was all USA, with Smith's goal opening things up for the American attack. Oliver scored his fourth goal of the tournament by racing behind the Canadian defense to make the score 2-0.

Here are the match highlights:

 

Things turned ugly late, with Oliver and Canada's LaPenna drawing red cards after a skirmish. The United States made it 3-0 with Komora capping the scoring in the final minute.

What did you think of the match? Which players impressed you? Think the United States can make some noise at the World Cup?

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